Thursday, 21 July 2011

Attila '74: the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus




Yesterday was the 37th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. To commemorate the occasion, here is the documentary film Attila '74, which is about the invasion and was made in its immediate aftermath.

18 comments:

  1. "Cyprus: The Long Decline of International Law"




    http://europenews.dk/en/node/45462

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  2. Thanks for the documentary, very informative. It looks to me though that Turkish Cypriots should be grateful to Turkey for saving them from the massacre during 63-74 period. I had visited the "Museum of Barbarism" in North Nicosia once and I was horrified with what I had seen. The Greek Cypriot soldiers had killed the mother and her 4 kids in 1963 and put them into a bathroom filled with their blood. It was a total bloodshed and at the end the Greeks paid for what they had done in 1974.
    So let's hope for the best to have a peaceful solution in Cyprus in the near future.

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  3. To anonymous, how do you know that the greek cypriots killed the mother and four kids? You saw a photo of the bodies and immdediately deduced the killers are Greek Cypriots? The Turkish airforce was quite adept at bombing hospitals and civilian areas indiscriminately so let's not be too quick in apportioning blame when we see "dead bodies". even if the perpetrators were Greek cypriots, (which we cannot rule out), this doesn't give the justification for a brutal Turkish invasion. The raping of women, children and mentally ill people by invading Turkish troops. The abortion rate went went through the roof in the months following the invasion, an invasion which has since become an occupation of 37 years and which is classified as ILLEGAL by the international community. if the Turks were really concerned about protecting the Turkish Cypriot population on Cyprus, then they should have left the island when the civilian government returned to cyprus and the UN stepped as a guarantor of peace. The fact that Turkey is still there suggests that Turkey's motives go beyond "protecting Turkish civilians".... I think you must be one of those British ex-pats who have bought cheap property in northern Cyprus (cheap because the land belongs to a fleeing Greek refugee) and you are somehow trying to justify your ill-gotten purchase by adopting the Turkish propaganda lies and misinformation about greek cypriots. Deep down, your conscience is gnawing at you because you're living in a house which belongs to a refugee who was forced out at the point of Turkish bayonet...

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  4. How about the Turkish Cypriot refugees who had no shelter, no food, no security during the atrocities conducted by the Greek Cypriot terrorists between 1963-74? Do you know how many of them were shot dead on streets for no reason! Don't forget, Cyprus problem started in 1963. 1974 was a consequence of the barbaric actions of the Greek Cypriots and was welcomed by the Greek Cypriots who were opposed to Enosis as well. Read some history before trying to impose your racist ideologies on readers of this blog. Don't you think we suffered a lot in Europe from that? On the property issue, why are you looking at it from one side only?? Do you know for instance that the new Larnaca international airport is built on Turkish Cypriot property? Just like many others. Don't forget that the Turkish Cypriots HAD to migrate to the north of the island for survival. Were you expecting them to live in tents or caves? This is an issue which should be dealt with compensations/exchanges etc. and it was outlined as such in the rejected Annan plan. You can read for reference. Finally, at the end of the day, it's up to Turkish and Greek Cypriots, the legitimate owners of the island, to decide on how to reach a viable solution in the island. So, mind your own business.

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  5. hope for the best to have a peaceful solution in Cyprus in the near future.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.. they are really interesting.. I would like to read more from you.

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  7. I am happy to find many good details here in the post, writing is just fantastic.Wonderful post!

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  8. To anonymous, how do you know that the greek cypriots killed the mother and four kids?

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  9. I am happy to find many good details here in the post, writing is just fantastic.Wonderful post!

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  10. Thank you for very interesting article. Please continue writting.

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  11. Thank you for very interesting article.

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  12. Thanks for the documentary, very informative.

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  13. Thank you for very interesting article. Please continue writting.

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  14. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic,

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  16. Looks interesting, ill be sure to check it out. Cheap property in Turkey

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